Martha Raddatz Awarded Free Press Honor From the Newseum

By Chris Ariens 

Martha Raddatz, ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of This Week, will be honored with the 2017 Free Press Award from the Newseum.

Raddatz is being honored for vast oversees reporting experience as well as moderating several debates: two primary debates, the vice presidential debate in 2012 and the second presidential debate in October.

Other honorees for the April event include Rep. John Lewis receving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz receives the Religious Freedom Award, and Hugh Hefner and Christie Hefner are joint honorees “for their passionate advocacy of First Amendment rights.”


The Newseum’s Free Expression awards recognize people who have taken “personal or professional risks in sharing critical information with the public, have been censored or punished by authorities or other groups for their work, or have pushed boundaries in artistic and media expression.”

Fox News anchor Bret Baier hosts the awards ceremony at the Newseum on April 18.